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A car crashed into a large power pole near Dalton High School this morning, leaving power lines strewn across the road.

LONDON — British scientists say a former nurse has become the first person in the country to receive an experimental Ebola vaccine in an early trial to test its safety.

LOS ANGELES — For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly Wednesday to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.

Root Kitchen and Wine Bar will mark its grand opening on Friday, in the corner that Elemental occupied for more than a year and a half at 2 North Shore.

In the gut of Chattanooga's downtown lies a barren patchwork of blighted property guarded by rusting razor wire, standing in open defiance of the growing prosperity surrounding it.

The Chattanooga region’s largest hospital system may soon be out of network for thousands of patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance if a bitter dispute with Erlanger Health System over payment rates is not resolved by the end of the month.

For a fourth time, Chattanooga has been overlooked for a multimillion-dollar federal grant to replace the Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge that has been in disrepair for decades.

The Rev. Alfred Johnson marched down Alton Park Boulevard on Wednesday belting the spiritual "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me," and nearly 50 other people from at least four different church congregations walked, sang and clapped with him.

The USS LST 325 planned to pull up anchor and depart from Chattanooga at 8 a.m. today.

EPB officials said again Wednesday that an independent audit — which the city-owned utility has declined for months to make public — supports its position that over- and underbilling in the city's streetlight program essentially cancel each other out.

Volkswagen's $900 million expansion to build a sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga plant is off and running, with new construction to the factory's body shop, assembly finish area and technical center up first.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans and Democrats forgot about party and split every which way on Wednesday as the Republican-controlled U.S. House voted on a spending bill that also gave the Obama administration approval and money to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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